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Nonprofit Governance Essentials for the Nonprofit Attorney, Board Member, and Executive
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Approved for 1.0 hour of general CLE credit in Kansas & Missouri.

When: Registration and lunch provided at 11:30 AM. Seminar begins at 12:00 PM.
Where: Robert L. Gernon Law Center
1200 SW Harrison St.
Topeka 66612
United States
Contact: Nancy Burghart

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Approved for 1.0 hour of general CLE credit in Kansas & Missouri. 

Kansas Bar Association Lunch & Learn

Nonprofit Governance Essentials for the Nonprofit Attorney,Board Member, and Executive

Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Robert L. Gernon Law Center
1200 SW Harrison, Topeka


11:30 AM   Attendee Check-in & Lunch Provided

12:00 PM   Nonprofit Governance Essentials for the Nonprofit Attorney, Board Member, and Executive

This program will help nonprofit attorneys, board members, and executives to develop a functional understanding of the formation and governance of a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  Presenters will use relevant examples to help illustrate how these concepts might apply to your clients or organization.  Program highlights include:

  • Understanding state filing obligations for Not-for-Profit corporations
  • Spotlighting need-to-know issues in preparing IRS tax-exempt status Form 1023/1023EZ and annual reporting Form 990
  • Navigating core nonprofit governance issues, including key responsibilities of a nonprofit board and best practices to minimize liability and maximize effectiveness. 

12:50 p.m.       Program Adjourns


Professor and Supervising Attorney:

Janet Thompson Jackson 

Janet Thompson Jackson joined the Washburn University School of Law in 2004.  She teaches and writes in the areas of nonprofit law, entrepreneurial law, and race & the law. Prior to teaching, Professor Jackson practiced law and was the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.

Christopher Gunn

Christopher Gunn is in general civil practice in Topeka, with considerable experience in nonprofit creation and governance.  Prior to partnering with Terry Beck to form the Beck & Gunn Law Office, Chris served as general counsel for InterHab, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing governmental and leadership services to developmental disability providers across Kansas.  He is an alumnus of Washburn Law, and was a Nonprofit/Transactional clinician during his studies.  Once upon a time, he also taught high school English, and still harbors the desire to write the great American novel.

Whitney Skinner

Whitney Skinner will graduate from Washburn Law December 2018. She is from Derby, Kansas and is interested in business and transactional law.

Allison Zerbe

Allison Zerbe will graduate from Washburn Law December 2018. She is from Sedgwick, Kansas. She is interested in employment law and will be joining John Dietrick, P.A. as an associate attorney after graduation.

Program Registration:

KBA Members: $80
Nonmembers: $80
Paralegal: $45
Student: $25

Printed Materials (optional): $10

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